Saturday, 27 February 2010

5 minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Recently I was made aware of a page on Facebook which contains the receipe for something called the '5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake' the basic idea of it is that you can make a chocolate very quickly and simply all you need is the cooking ingredients, a big mug and a microwave. Something that is ideal for students as it is quick, cheap and tasty. So earlier today my frienJustify Fulld and I had a go at making one each following this receipe;
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous). And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

Much to both our surprise it actually worked. There were only three real problems, one it took us longer than 5 minutes, two mixing the cake in a coffee mug was somewhat problematic as it was hard to reach the stuff at the bottom, and three mine somehow ended up exploding slightly as there was too much mix for the mug. Apart from these points it worked and left us with a very yummy cake in a mug and only two spoons and a mug to wash up. Result!

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